Full Name: John Lawrence Finneran

Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

Known For: Finnegans charted with the hit was “Dear One” – 1962

Instruments: Voice

Music Styles: Rock , Easy listening

Location: NY, United States of America

Date Born: 10th August 1938
Location Born: New York City, New York, United States of America

Date Died: 22nd July 1973
Location Died: South Bend, Indiana, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Brain Tumer

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Larry Finnegan

Larry Finnegan was an American popular country rock singer.

Known by his stage name Larry Finnegan (Some have him listed with stage name “Larry Finneran” but that is incorrect)(October 10, 1938 – July 22, 1973) was an American pop singer.

Born in New York, Finnegan’s only hit in the U.S. was 1962’s “Dear One” (Old Town), which went to #11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] and climbed to #1 in Australia. The recording had sold one million copies by 1966, earning a gold disc.

In the mid 1960s Finnegan moved to Sweden, where he had more hits. In 1966 he started his own record label SvenskAmerican, which published his own records – for example the singles “Good Morning Tears” and “Bound for Houston” – and also records with the Swedish group Sven-Ingvars.

Finnegan recorded several records in Swedish, such as “Maria, min vän” (Maria, my friend) and “Hälsa hem till mamma” (Send your greetings to my mamma) in 1967. After that he moved to Switzerland, and in 1970 back to the United States.

With brother Vincent, he wrote the song “Dear One” and which he laid down as a demo.

In Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland and elsewhere on the continent of Europe where Larry was a popular artist. He notched up a total of eleven hits in total.

Finnegan died of a tumer of the brain in 1973, aged 34.